Whitby Cottage update – January 2014

By Andy the stuff doer

Well how useless am I at keeping the blog up to date?  I’ve been taking the photos and have a massive backlog to catch up on.  In my defence I’m a bit short on time.  I’m cramming by day job in to 4 days a week so I can spend three days on the cottage.  The other half is working full time now as well so that input has had to be dropped.

So that’s my excuse

I’ve just looked through all the photos since the last update and come up up with a plan. So here’s a sort of index for the next few pages.

Loft eaves cupboard

Loft plaster boarding and plastering details + Skirting board rounded corner

Bedroom plaster board to timber panel wall

Bedroom stone wall re-pointing and window reveal

Bedroom – Built in bed

Downstairs floor investigations and inglenook hearth

Kitchen – corner repair

Kitchen sink shifting to get extra space

Kitchen timber panelling

Kitchen Tiling Floor and Wall plus the taps

Bathroom Floor

Bathroom Back (sound insulating) wall

Bathroom under beam wall

Heating- plumbers etc.

Ventilation system

So with that list you can see I’ve not been sitting around twiddling my thumbs, although I do have to spend a fair bit of thinking time.

The main priorities now are getting the kitchen and bathroom back to a usable state.  We’ve been spending in the sales and bought a massive fridge freezer and 900mm cooker. I’ve spent one evening seeing how to take them apart to fit through the 585mm wide door, just another problem to deal with in an old house.

These write ups may be a bit sketchy. If you want any more detail of the various jobs please leave a comment and I’ll try to answer.



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